If you are a flight attendant or any road warrior for that matter, you’ll know what I am talking about when I say it is hard to find the perfect travel mug or water bottle. Starbucks gets expensive, but I had yet to find a hot travel mug that didn’t leak. Keeping it hot actually became secondary on my wish list! Just give me something that doesn’t leak!!I am happy to say I found it! Contigo’s West Loop Stainless Steel Travel Mug is the answer! I’ve been flying for almost twenty years and this is the first mug that I’ve found that doesn’t leak or explode in my carry on! As a bonus it keeps my tea hot, in fact it may do too good of a job there! Not realizing it would be just as hot as when I sealed it, I burnt my tongue the first time out! I have flown several times now with it and my daughter’s Scout Cup, she’s also a tea drinker, and no leaks! Not one! I’ve even placed them upside down for take off just to really test them out!
I know, you are probably wondering how to bring these travel mugs through security. Obviously, you have to bring them empty through security check points, but once inside you can head to Starbucks for a fill. Starbucks gives 10% off when you use your own travel mug. And, no promises, but when I ask them for hot water, with every intention of paying, they’ve gladly filled me up at no charge! I just tip and make my own tea.
While I’m sharing great ideas, I also found the perfect solution for carrying your travel mug. It fits perfectly in my Swinging Cup! An ingenious invention by a pilot! Now you can pull your bag, talk on your phone and carry your coffee! Best part is, it works!!
Check out Contigo.com to get your West Loop mug and other great travel mugs and water bottles. All are either stainless steel and/or BPA free! You can enjoy a 20% discount by using the code: COMMUTERPROMO Also, be sure to join us on facebook and twitter for upcoming promotions and give aways!